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How to use your American Express Business £50 or £75 Dell credit

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One interesting and often-forgotten benefit of the American Express® Business Gold Card and American Express® Business Platinum is annual Dell credit. It’s a strong benefit to add to the multiple reasons why the American Express Business Cards are worth considering if you are a business owner and yet to sign up.

As a reminder:

  • Business Platinum Cardmembers get £150 of Dell credit per year – £75 to spend between 1st January and 30th June and £75 to spend between 1st July and 31st December – apply herereview here
  • Business Gold Cardmembers get £100 of Dell credit per year – £50 to spend between 1st January and 30th June and £50 to spend between 1st July and 31st December – apply herereview here (this card is FREE for the first year so it really is £100 of free money to spend at Dell)

If you are an existing Cardmember, you MUST opt-in via this page of the American Express website.

The six month periods run from January to June and July to December. This means that if you place a Dell order now to use up your allowance, you can place another from next weekend when July arrives.

If you are thinking of signing up for an American Express Business Gold or American Express Business Platinum card, there may still be time to sign up and make use of the Dell credit before the end of June.

You can apply for the Cards here. The American Express Business Gold Card has an annual fee of £175 from Year 2, but is free in Year 1. The American Express Business Platinum Card has an annual fee of £595.

How can you use your Dell credit?

I was having a look at the Dell website looking for ways to use my own allowance before 30th June.

Dell is best known for its XPS range of laptops. You can see details here. Rhys swears by his XPS 15 in the HfP office and I had an XPS 13 for many years.

If you don’t need a new computer at the moment, take a look here at the ‘Accessories’ section of the Dell site.

Dell sells a range of laptop bags, briefcases, messenger bags, laptop sleeves and backpacks – see this page of their website.

You might find something here to use with your statement credit. Remember that the prices shown exclude 20% VAT so if you want 100% of your costs covered you want an item selling for less than £42 + VAT if you have Business Gold or £63 for Business Platinum. Delivery is free on most items.

If you’re happy with an end-of-line or refurbished item, the credit also works on purchases from the Dell Outlet site here.

Additional Card benefits

Of course, the Dell credit isn’t the only reason to get either the American Express Business Gold Card and American Express Business Platinum Cards.

Both Cards come with attractive sign-up bonuses. Currently you’ll receive 20,000 American Express Membership Rewards points when you spend £3,000 within three months with the American Express Business Gold Card. The American Express Business Platinum Card offers an even higher sign up bonus: 40,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £6,000 within 90 days.

Whilst the American Express Business Platinum Card does have a higher annual fee (£595), it also comes with a number of travel benefits, including two Priority Pass cards, elite status in four major hotel loyalty programmes and comprehensive travel insurance.

You can see the full list of benefits for the American Express Business Gold Card here and the American Express Business Platinum Card here.

Conclusion

If you can make good use of the Dell credit, either for yourself or for friends, family or charity, it offers a significant extra reason to get an American Express Business Charge Card. This is especially true with American Express Business Gold Card, which is free for the first year but still comes with £100 of Dell credit.

You can apply for American Express Business Gold here – the current sign-up bonus is 20,000 Membership Rewards® points for spending £3,000 in three months. There is no annual fee for the first year.

You can apply for American Express Business Platinum here – the current sign-up bonus is 40,000 Membership Rewards points for spending £6,000 in three months.

American Express Services Europe Limited has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

If you want to benefit from a Business Card without an annual fee, learn more about the American Express® Business Basic Card here.

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Comments (13)

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  • Gordon says:

    Purchased 2 Dell combo usb flash drives back in February using the £50 cash back. Basically worked out free. Looking forward to another 2 in July…. It was painstakingly difficult to eventually get Amex to add the benefit as the offers tab on my app said it was not available, But they manually added it to my account in the end. Great benefit.

  • Tim W. says:

    Beware of delivery dates. I ordered a Targus laptop bag, and it took six weeks to arrive (and be charged). The discount is only triggered when the charge occurs.

  • The Streets says:

    There’s also quite a few ‘Get 10% every time up to £1,000’ Amex offers making the rounds at the moment which it can be doubled up with

  • M says:

    Anyone else unable to log in to Amex?

  • TimM says:

    I can see from the lack of comments that this Dell deal is not electrifying many people. My first grown-up job was in IT and as then an academic computer scientist I have used every conceivable OS. I am married, by choice, to Mac now and I could never go back. Dell however do make/brand some reasonable-valued displays. Look for one with USB-C PD (power delivery) and DCI-P3 colour gamut for a certain degree of future-proofing. As for Rhys, I can only feel sorry for him, or perhaps optimistic that there are better things for him to discover 🙂

    • Rob says:

      Dell stuff is just generally dull, unfortunately. You do generally expect the average user to be wearing a short sleeved white shirt at his desk.

    • MW says:

      The only thing I get from Dell are backpacks. Replaced mine at the start of June and its actually all right. Don’t know if there are better uses of this credit.

  • Zoe says:

    Hi
    Does anyone know whether it is just the primary card that can use the credit or can other cardholders on a business account also opt in and order something?

  • Gothbe says:

    If you do a Google search for this benefit it brings up a Dell page which suggests that Platinum get £250 annually (2x£125) and not £150. See here https://www.dell.com/en-uk/lp/american-express-benefits-at-dell. The text reads as follows “ American Express Business Platinum Card® Members get up to £250 in statement credits annually for UK purchases with Dell. Get up to £125 in statement credits between 1st January and 30th June and up to £125 in statement credits between 1st July and 31st December each year. No need to re-enroll after initial enrollment”

    Is this wrong or has the benefit been increased and not updated on the Amex site

    • Rob says:

      It’s just plain wrong. It was £150 when it launched.

    • Rhys says:

      The terms and conditions on the same page then say “each Card Account is only eligible for up to £75 in statement credits between 1 January and 31 June and up to £75 in statement credits between 1 July and 31 December for a total of £150 per calendar year in statement credits across all Cards on the enrolled Card Account.”…

      Are they adding the Platinum and Gold credits together (since you get free Gold supp card anyway?)

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